Tucked away in the foothills of western South Carolina is one of the Palmetto State’s best-kept secrets, historic Abbeville County. Bordered on the west by the mighty Savannah River, Abbeville is a unique combination of natural beauty, with its pristine “freshwater coast”, and many valuable historic buildings and sites. It is also one of the oldest counties in the state, one of five carved out of the old Ninety Six District in 1785.
Much of Abbeville County is a nature-lover’s paradise where the outdoor sportsman can enjoy hunting, fishing and camping in a beautiful setting. Visit the quaint Town Square and the Abbeville Opera House, the official Rural Opera House of South Carolina.
Historic Abbeville is the birthplace and deathbed of the Confederacy.